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CANOEING / KAYAKING

 

We have a wide range of canoes and kayaks available at the centre. From traditional style Native American canoes through to short stumpy playboats and purpose built sprint and slalom trainers. We also have three Bell Boats that take up to 12 people in each to get a very stable introduction to paddling and a fantastic team build exercise.

Sessions with our qualified staff are available to book in different craft for schools and groups throughout the year.

Canoes, kayaks or bell boats make fantastic birthday party sessions for all abilities (ages 8 and up).

We have an after school club for young people that meets on a Wednesday from April to October. There is an all ages local club that meets at the lake on Saturday mornings.

Please call or email to centre for more information.

 See below for dates and prices for our 2014 canoeing and kayaking programme:

Have a Go Sessions (BCU paddle sport Start):

(all ages)

A half day course aimed at providing a very basic introduction to paddle sport. Emphasis is very much on having fun in the boats. A fantastic course for those who have had little or no experience of canoeing or kayaking. These courses are aimed at all ages so why not book in with your children who can get their Paddle Power Start certificate at the same time?

Experience Required: None

£40

1pm-4pm

Saturday

03-May

14-Jun

19-Jul

16-Aug

13-Sep

Sunday

18-May

22-Jun

06-Jul

31-Aug

28-Sep

 

Courses for Adults

 

Introduction to paddle sport (BCU 1 Star):

A full day course to give an introduction to the skills needed to move a canoe or kayak effectively on the water. The course will also cover some simple theory on safety and equipment. Demonstrating a controlled capsize and swim from a boat is likely to be a part of this course. Satisfactory completion of the syllabus on the day will lead to candidates being awarded their BCU 1 Star award.

Experience Required:  Some previous experience in canoes or kayaks may be useful      but is not essential

£82

9am-5pm

Saturday

26-Apr

May-17

28-Jun

12-Jul

02-Aug

06-Sep

Sunday

06-Apr

15-Jun

20-Jul

17-Aug

21-Sep

 

 

Improvers paddle sport (BCU 2 Star):

A 2 day course for those who have already got to grips with the basic skills in canoes and kayaks. The course will focus on improving skills in both canoes and kayaks with the aim of making candidates competent paddlers on flat water. The course will also introduce techniques for rescuing other paddlers from the water. Satisfactory completion of the syllabus will lead to candidates being awarded their BCU 2 Star.

Experience Required: Previous paddling experience essential. Should be paddling at a standard above the requirements of the BCU 1 Star award. In order to complete the 2 Star, candidates will need to have paddled on a journey or at an event in another location.

£152

9am-5pm

Weekends

12,13 April

21,22 June

9,10 Aug

13,14 Sep

 

BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT)

A 1 day course to provide a good grounding in safety and rescue techniques for paddling in a flat water environment. Attendance on FSRT course is a requirement for those who want to register to take a BCU coaching award.

Experience Required:  Candidates should be paddling at a 2 star standard in order to get the most from the award. Candidates should also be confident swimming wearing a buoyancy aid and be over the age of 14.

£82

9am-5pm

Saturday

09-Aug

20-Sep

Sunday

08-Jun

 

 

Private Tuition

A great way to get some focused training up on a particular skill. 1 to 1 coaching from one of experienced staff.

£42 per hour

Available by arrangement all year

 

Courses for Young People

 

Paddle Power Passport

Aimed at under 14s this is a staged award, breaking the skills of the BCU 1 Star down in to manageable sized chunks. Completion of level 5 is recognised as the equivalent to an adult’s BCU 1 Star.

Experience required: None

£115

9am-5pm 2 consecutive days

9,10 April

14,15April

26,27 May

28,29 Jul

6,7 Aug

11,12 Aug

18,19 Aug

27,28 Aug

27,28 Oct

 

Paddle Power Discover

Aimed at under 14s this is a staged award, moving on a level for those who have already gained their Paddle Power Passport. Completion of level 9 is recognised as equivalent to an adult’s BCU 2 star.  

Experience Required: Paddle Power Passport completed to level 5

£115

9am-5pm 2 consecutive days

16,17 April

26,27 May

30,31 Jul

13,14 Aug

25,26 Aug

29,30 Oct

 

Youth Paddle Sport Sessions

For ages 8-16. Weekly 2 hour sessions with qualified coaches. No set programme but we will attempt to push young people to improve their personal skills. A great way of working towards a learning a new sport or pushing towards that next award. Ideal for those who want to use paddling as a sport for GCSE or as a part of a Duke of Edinburgh Award.

£6.30

4.30pm-6.30pm

Wednesdays 2nd April-1st October

 

Private Tuition

A great way to get some focused training up on a particular skill. 1 to 1 coaching from one of experienced staff.

£42 per hour

Available by arrangement all year

 

For further details about any activity related to canoeing/kayaking at the centre please contact us. To book a course please go the the Booking Form page.
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